Louisiana helps BP deliver the energy that fuels America by supporting the company’s oil and natural gas exploration and production activities in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
The state serves as BP’s home base for coordinating and transporting personnel and supplies to offshore platforms and drilling rigs.
BP’s logistics base in Port Fourchon runs 24 hours a day and provides all the food, supplies and tools needed to keep the company’s Gulf of Mexico facilities running safely and efficiently. Supply boats leave the port carrying equipment and material for BP’s four operated offshore platforms (Atlantis, Mad Dog, Na Kika and Thunder Horse) and drilling rigs.
Just a few miles northwest of Port Fourchon sits the city of Houma, where BP maintains the Gulf of Mexico Aviation Logistics heliport. Every day, from sunrise to sunset, the BP-contracted team runs a helicopter fleet that moves people to and from their jobs. In any given month, about 2,500 people pass through the Houma heliport on their way to BP facilities.
BP also has a major lubricants facility in Port Allen — near the state capital of Baton Rouge — which serves as a regional manufacturing and distribution center for BP Lubricants USA. Workers at the facility blend, package and distribute Castrol motor oil and car care products for sale in the U.S. and for export to markets in the Caribbean, South America, Canada and Mexico.
Beyond its business operations in Louisiana, BP also plays a significant role in community life. Since 2012, for example, BP and the BP Foundation have donated more than $5.8 million to support science, technology, engineering and math programs across the state.
In 2014, the BP Integrated Production Technologies (IPT) Building opened at Fletcher Technical Community College in Schriever, thanks in part to a $4 million investment from BP. Fletcher’s IPT program helps train the next generation of offshore energy workers.
*Vendor figures for the year ended December 31, 2015. BP jobs figures as of June 30, 2017.